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A Google executive faced bipartisan grilling in the Senate on Tuesday over the company's dominance in digital advertising, in a preview of arguments the tech giant is likely to soon face from antitrust regulators.

Updated at 6:45 p.m. ET

Twitter put a 12-hour restriction on Donald Trump Jr.'s account, saying the president's son put out a tweet that contained "misleading and potentially harmful" information about the coronavirus.

The news emerged after a person close to Trump Jr. — Republican political strategist Andrew Surabian — posted a screenshot showing what appeared to be a message to Trump Jr. alerting him of a temporary limit on his account based on the company's policy on spreading misinformation on COVID-19.

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The Ohio Senate plans to hold three hearings in Cleveland and Cincinnati next month to gather input on how the broad reach of Facebook and Google impacts average Ohioans.

Updated at 1:45 p.m. ET

Google is committing $1 billion to try to provide more affordable housing in the San Francisco Bay Area, where big tech firms have been blamed for putting home prices out of reach for anyone without a rich stock-option plan. Google says the money should result in 20,000 new homes added to the local market, over 10 years.

A mayor from another city that tried to land big tech companies might be starting to look pretty smart after Amazon canceled its plans for a New York City headquarters. Activists and local politicians said New York had given up too much for too little.

But it doesn't have to be that way, says San Jose, Calif., Mayor Sam Liccardo, who refused to offer Amazon and another tech giant, Google, any incentives to locate in his city.

New Albany City Council  is offering a 15-year, 100 percent property tax abatement to a Google subsidiary to build a 600 million dollar data center in the city's business park.  

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says a new partnership with Google will make it easier for entrepreneurs to start small businesses and establish an online presence. 

Ohio Caught Between ALEC And Tech Companies

Oct 9, 2014

Many large tech companies are breaking away from a national organization geared towards writing business-friendly legislation for state-level lawmakers, most of whom are conservative Republicans.

State officials say Ohio will receive more than 716 thousand dollars out of the 17 million dollar settlement with Google over its placement of third-party cookies on Safari Web browsers during 2011 and 2012.

Ohio State University is the hottest online search item in Central Ohio.